Postgraduate Law

Our postgraduate options provide an opportunity to gain a deep understanding of legal concepts and pursue specialist studies in an area of law you are passionate about.

Our programs cater to both law and non-law graduates, and we have coursework and research masters options available depending on your area of interest. For those who want to advance their knowledge in a particular area or want to trial postgraduate study, it is possible to enrol in single courses on a non-award basis.

Current students can apply for an internal transfer. Drop into our ABLE Student Support  Hub team or book an appointment with a Student Success Adviser for more details. 

Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (GDLP)

Delivered in partnership with the Law Society of South Australia, the GDLP is designed and taught by South Australian judges, barristers and solicitors to ensure you have practical skills needed to practice Australian Law.

Professional Certificate in Arbitration

A unique, targeted degree that sets you up for success in domestic commercial arbitration.

Postgraduate coursework programs

Our one-year Master of Laws program is available for law graduates.

Our two-year Master of International and Security Law program is available to both law and non-law graduates.

The courses in these programs can also be taken towards shorter qualifications including:

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

We offer a selection of our postgraduate courses on a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) basis. Students undertaking a course on a CPD basis have access to all course materials and attend all classes, but do not complete any assessment or receive academic credit.

Find out more about attendance on a CPD basis

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Higher degrees by research

Determined to have an impact through researching key legal issues that will affect our future? 

We offer research degrees at both the masters and doctorate levels: the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and the Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD). Our HDR programs give you the opportunity to work under the supervision of experienced academic staff from within the University of Adelaide, around Australia, and internationally to lead innovative research that will shape the future of legal practice. 

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